Sunderland savers asked to decide which charity gets donation

Launching the Yorkshire Building Society Charities Choices campaign are, from left, Jamie Brophy, Kat Croan and Gordon Woods.
Launching the Yorkshire Building Society Charities Choices campaign are, from left, Jamie Brophy, Kat Croan and Gordon Woods.
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Sunderland savers are being asked to cast their vote to support three good causes.

Yorkshire Building Society’s High Street West branch has £1,000 to split between three charities – Arthritis Care, Help For Heroes and Meningitis Help.

The society’s staff and members selected the charities as part of the organisation’s Charity Choices campaign. But who gets the most will be decided by the number of votes received.

The campaign will launch on Monday, May 9, and run for two weeks.

The number of votes received for each charity by Friday, May 20, will determine the amount of money each receives; the one with the most will receive £500, second place will get £300 and £200 will go to third place.

Daniel Tyler, manager of the Yorkshire’s Sunderland branch, said: “We know how important our chosen three charities are to our local community, so we’re delighted to be making a donation to help them continue their important work – just how much they receive though will be up to our customers and members of the public.

“In this campaign you will decide which charity gets the most, so we hope as many people as possible will take a minute to pop in and make their vote count.”

The campaign is supported by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, which is funded by the Small Change, Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts, just once a year, to help charities and good causes in their communities.

For more information about the Small Change Big Difference scheme and Charitable Foundation visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.